Brandon Phelps files motion to override concealed carry - FOX 35 News Orlando

Phelps files motion to override concealed carry

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

The sponsor of a concealed carry bill has already filed a motion to override changes suggested by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Democratic state Rep. Brandon Phelps says he's "disgusted" that the governor used his amendatory veto power Tuesday. Phelps says Quinn overstepped his bounds.

Illinois has to legalize concealed carry by a July 9 court-mandated deadline. Lawmakers sent Quinn a bill but he's suggested changes that forbid guns in establishments that serve alcohol. He also wants to limit gun owners to carrying one weapon and restore local governments' ability to ban assault weapons.

Phelps says lawmakers agreed to the original bill. He accuses Quinn of pandering to Chicago voters.

Lawmakers are widely expected to meet early next week when they could vote on the override. It requires a three-fifths vote.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Politics NewsMore>>

  • Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal

    Mixed feelings over commuter tax proposal

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:19:31 GMT
    An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union.
    An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union.
  • Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

    Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:59:23 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is hitting the road to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.
  • Illinois House OKs bill to give pregnant employees new rights

    Illinois House OKs bill to give pregnant employees new rights

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-12 03:51:44 GMT
    A proposed state law would offer pregnant women additional protection at work.
    A proposed state law would offer pregnant women additional protection at work.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices